Microsoft is now a top five PC maker in the US thanks to Surface

Microsoft has broken into the top five PC makers in the US for the first time. Market research firm Gartner revealed today that Microsoft now holds 4.1 percent of the US PC market, edging out Acer for the fifth spot. It’s the first time Microsoft has entered the top five in the US, thanks to the company’s Surface devices.

While Microsoft has secured this top spot in the US, the company still has some work to do before that position is replicated worldwide. Both Acer and Asus are jostling for the fifth spot worldwide, with Lenovo leading across the world. Gartner and IDC both agree that Lenovo is the top PC maker, but the two research firms provide differing estimates for shipments overall. Gartner says PC shipments increased by 0.1…

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